(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Open enrollment for health insurance coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace is here. From November 15 through February 15, individuals and families in Fremont County and across the nation can enroll and gain access to comprehensive healthcare coverage. Whether you’re currently uninsured and enrolling for the first time, or enrolled in a 2014 Marketplace plan and want to re-enroll or make a change in your health coverage, now is the time to review your and your family’s needs and make sure you’re appropriately covered with the right plan for you.
In little more than a decade, the adult diabetes rate has almost doubled in Wyoming, leading to new Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) efforts to help limit the disease among Wyoming Medicaid clients and other state residents.
Photo: Morgan Goilolea, a receptionist at the Eden Valley Telehealth Service Clinic, attempts to calm her daughter, McKenna, 7, during a recent clinic visit for an ear infection. (Mary Anne Mines Photo)
(Lander, Wyo.) – SageWest HealthCare in Lander is hosting a blood draw this Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The draw will take place in the hospital’s conference room and is by appointment.
(Lander, Wyo.) – Both the Wyoming Life Resource Center in Lander and the Wyoming State Hospital (WSH) in Evanston will gain new leadership as a result of Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) organizational changes.
(Fremont County, Wyo.) – The Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine at SageWest Health Care in Riverton, a member of the Healogics network, is participating in the Healogics National Diabetes Campaign from Oct. 27-31. Staff at the wound care clinic will dedicate the entire week to visiting local physician offices to provide education to help staff identify diabetic patients with or at risk of having ulcers of the lower extremity. One of nearly 600 Healogics managed centers, the wound care clinic offers advanced therapies to patients suffering from chronic wounds like diabetic foot ulcers.
(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Support the fighters, admire the survivors and honor the taken at Paint Lander Pink, Fremont County’s newest Breast Cancer Awareness event. The event is October 30 at El Sol De Mexico in Lander.
(Cheyenne, Wyo.) – With new federal rules in effect, the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is planning public forums and other opportunities to help interested residents learn more about expected changes to home and community-based services funded through Wyoming Medicaid.
(Fremont County, Wyo.) – In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, SageWest Health Care in Lander and Riverton is offering extended hours for screening mammograms. In addition to regular scheduling, both hospitals will schedule screening mammograms from 4:20 p.m. to 6 p.m. each Thursday in October.
Individuals with MS, Parkinsons or Brain Injuries are eligible for residency at Warm Valley Lodge Assisted Living
(Dubois, Wyo.) – Many people assume that an “assisted living” center is a place for elderly residents in the twilight of their lives. Many people are wrong. Qualification of residency at Dubois, Wyoming’s Warm Valley Lodge isn’t based on age; it’s based on need. That is why Warm Valley Lodge is such a perfect fit for 53 year old Renay Baldes, who moved into the Warm Valley Lodge in April.
(Jackson, Wyo.) – On November 24, 2014, St. John’s Medical Center will be hosting a one-day seminar “Diabetes in the 21st Century” featuring Beverly Thomassian RN, MPH, CDE, BC-ADM.
Emergency medicine physician returns to Wyoming to expand medical services available to Fremont County residents
Anesthesia and interventional pain physician expands medical services
(Riverton, Wyo.) – Procedures for communicating with patients at the SageWest Health Care hospitals in Lander and Riverton are being changed so there is more frequent contact with hospital staff. That change was reported Thursday by Chief Executive Officer Steve Erixon. He said patient concerns led to the change.